STARSTRUCK - a gorgeous, large toki in a dark, textured New Zealand Greenstone.
We are really delighted with this beautiful, large toki. This particular piece of stone has a subtle variability in its structure and colour which give it life and character. The colours of the jade change a little with variations in light - sometimes a mossy green, at others it displays a mauve hue - beautiful!
We've named this piece STARSTRUCK - after the backscattered red light sometimes seen above the fringe of the Earth's shadow. Or perhaps that wonderful last flash of colour when the sun disappears in the late evening... or because this piece leaves us STARSTRUCK!
If you like this piece please take a moment to watch the brief video, this reveals the shape and variability in the stone quite clearly.
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. Traditionally, the adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. It is a symbol of authority.
This shape is derived from a chisel tool used by the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) to carve their great canoes and carved detailing on their meeting houses. It was an essential tool in their daily lives, and a good quality jade adze was a prized possession.
We will deliver this to you with DHL Express Courier and include our 'Kia Ora' card, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Jade
Cord Colour: Kalahari/Fern Cord with Kalahari Binding
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 103mm (4") long, 36mm (1.4") wide at the bottom